Chess Puzzle of the Week (198)

A slightly easier question for you this time, to get you into shape for the new season. Solving tactics puzzles should be an important part of your training regime if you’re keen to improve your chess.

All you have to do is to find the best plan for White (to move) in this position.

Although this should be rather less challenging than the last few puzzles I’ve set, a strong tactician failed to find the right answer over the board.

All will be revealed next week. But if you think you’ve found the correct solution do get in touch to let me know (rather than posting your answer online).

Good luck, and I hope to see you soon!